"civility and parenting."
BINGO! Notice how violent crimes in liberal run cities are much higher than anywhere else? Get your welfare liberals to parent their kids instead of just pop them out to collect the money.
Dear Mr. Matioli, You are correct about the primacy of parenting. In that role, moms and dads provide all types of safety: they make the child feel safe emotionally by not criticizing and by providing unconditional love. The good parent clearly provides physical safety which may involve a responsible gun safety box and training. It may be enough to put security barriers around the child at home and at school, which includes an armed security officer. As for civility however, this is too idealistic. The presence of a civil, adult and enlightened culture is a function of how toxic or nourishing our cultural environment is. This comes from our nation's beliefs about itself and what it how fearful this environment is. A child's subconsciously held traits are formed in defense of his or her experiences from the last tri-mester of mom's pregnancy through the age of 7. Our nation's subconscious is always changing depending on how civil we are to each other. Your ideal of a civil would come from a news environment reporting that we are mostly living in a civilized world. Feelings follow behavior or as the Jesuits taught me, "Act as if you have faith and faith will be given to you".
A brave and wise man. We should all honor him and respect what he says. Despite men like him, America is doomed. Study history. Study Germany in the 1930's. No nation can survive such a high level of ignorance, corruption, inner conflict and immaturity. If America were the Twin Towers, the planes have already hit, the fires have already raged, now the collapse is almost complete. Chaos, violence, oppression and more and more destruction are America's fate. Get out if you can. Good luck to everyone.
If the right to bear arms is a valid answer, please enlighten as to why the administration of George Washington confiscated weapons from civilians. Also, consider the 27 words of the Amendment. Why were citizens denied the opportunity to vote based on property, allowed to vote only for members of the lower House, and not deemed responsible enough for direct balloting to the upper Chamber or the President and Vice-President. If you deny citizens the opportunity to participate in the new government, why would you arm those very same citizens to possibly enable them to overthrow you?
Not in the King James Version which probably comes closest to the Vulgate but is admittedly difficult for some to read in today's world. Most modern versions will replace the Thou with You and Shalt with Shall. As an institution we teach from the King James as it fosters a greater desire to read into many of the older documents in relating one's faith when challenged by others.
Truly a moving experience listening to that man and hearing his grief. It breaks your heart but even he understands we don't need more gun laws which won't be enforced any more than our government has a desire to enforce current immigration laws. Yet our president hides behind a group of small children and tells us what we must do to avert further tragedies. Of course, during his first term he used people in white coats, doctors if you believe him, I don't. He also used people dressed as nuns, if you believe him to further his obamacare or any left wing effort hehappens to be promoting.
I think Mr. Mattioli is a hero and very courageous for speaking out as he did with the utmost civility.
I pray for the repose of the soul of his wonderful son.
We are today before the greatest combat that mankind has
ever seen. I do not believe that the Christian community has
completely understood it. We are today before the final
struggle between the Church and the anti-Church, between
the Gospel and the anti-Gospel.
(Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, during 1976 visit to the United States)
[cited on Wall Street Journal editorial page, Nov. 9, 1976, as cited
by George Weigel in Witness To Hope and Fr. Andrew Apostoli
in Fatima For Today on page 218 quoting New York City News]
Forgive me, but I can't watch this. I have read your comments, and I understand this man has far more moral strength and courage than I do, to talk about this tragedy. God bless him.
Don't think for a moment something like this can't happen again.
'The Battle of Athens Tennessee. 1946'.
"The right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed".
A bunch of civilians are no match for combat veterans when things go into the toilet, no matter what they might think. ;-)
Smart man. God Bless him and his son. It's a shame Zero and his ilk are using his son and other children for their Anti American Agenda. I hope to see the day, Zero pays for what he's done.
The problem is also a so called President who's associated with people who may have orchestrated this event, like William Ayers and the Muslim Brotherhood. They should be investigated for their possible ties to this. I know it's uncomfortable to think of the possibility, but considering they orchestrated Fast and Furious, it's not out of the realm of possibilities. I believe in my gut and my heart that Obama and all of his ilk, orchestrated the shootings in AZ, CO, and CT. I think out of desperation they resorted to murdering children for their evil, sick, anti American agenda. Ayers has ties to OWS and the so called Arab Spring. It's not out of the realm of possibilities that they recruited mentally unstable young men to orchestrate these shootings. The hard drive of the CT shooter was destroyed, and they couldn't obtain evidence from it. Why would he go to the trouble of doing that, unless he was told to do it, or someone did it for him. How many of these parents even voted for the monster occupying the White House? The monster who may have had a hand in the murder of their own children.
Five years ago, I never would have believed it possible that a so called President of the United States could have a hand in this. Obama is not your average run of the mill President. Doubts remain today about his birthplace, and everything else.
In the words of John Dodson when they protested letting guns walk into the hands of criminals in Mexico:
Speed up to 4:31
God bless you sir.May the peace of God fill your heart and may the light of his countenance shine upon you.What a courageous and upright citizen.Very well said.Brought me to tears.Too bad the MSM will bury this story.
'...cultivating character - we as parents, that's our primary job...' - Mattioli
That is the most important phrase in that video. That is what all parents should do. That is what he was doing with his son when that boy was ripped from his heart. He gets it, I know.
There are parents in the inner city of Chicago that don't even know what that phrase means, let alone wonder where their kids are, late at night, out on the mean streets of Chicago, gun in hand and following a gang. A child who may well be dead tomorrow.
Newtown is a tragedy, moreso because so many young children died. But Newtown is a rare occurrence, when a wacko goes off the deep end and goes on a rampage. We need to find out how to stop these crazies. Destroying the 2nd amendment isn't the correct way, although it is the knee-jerk, jump off the cliff before thinking way.
There are pre-born children murdered every single day in this country, supported by the law, funded by the taxpayer, with a nod and a smile from Obama - to the tune of well over a million each and every year now for over 40 years and counting since Roe vs Wade. It disgusts and horrifies me.
No one cries out about it. It is quietly and silently performed in back rooms of abortion factories such as Planned Parenthood. They should be renamed Planned Genocide. The LameStream says absolutely nothing about it. It doesn't sell newspapers for them. Even those of us that hate it so much find that we are forced to do nothing when what we should be doing is taking up arms against the lethal destruction of our future generations.
Yes, Newtown was a tragedy and I mourn for all those lost children. I mourn for their broken families, rent asunder by a Maelstrom that will never allow them to heal. But it is no more tragic because 20 were murdered at one time than it is for it to happen to millions and millions, one single baby at a time.
We need to find a solution to both the mass murder and the individual murder. I suspect that the solution to both is one and the same - cultivating character.
God forgive us our transgressions and give us Light.
The problem in these cases is NOT civility, it is the use of psychotropic drugs that warps the mind of those who perpetrate them. The fact that they are allowed to roam the streets instead of being institutionalized. THAT is one of the problems that Reagan left us, along with No Fault divorce which also contributes to the problems boys without fathers creates.
NAZI FIREARMS LAW AND THE DISARMING OF THE GERMAN JEWS
Ain't that some junk!
"Exempt were “authorities of the Reich” and various government entities."
Feinstein Gun Control Bill to Exempt Government Officials
Tell me this wench isn't using the Nazi plan as a model for America!
"special provisions (in Germany) were adopted for hunters (to carry guns)..."
Do you think liberals are talking about using guns only for "hunting" is by mistake?
"Dealers kept acquisition and disposition books which where subject to police inspection on demand.
"Within a decade, Germany had gone from a brutal firearms seizure policy
which, in times of unrest, entailed selective yet immediate execution for mere
possession of a firearm, to a modern, comprehensive gun control law. Passed by a
liberal republic, this law ensured that the police had records of all firearms acquisitions (or at least all lawful ones) and that the keeping and bearing of arms were subject to police approval."
Adolph Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. The
Nazi regime immediately began a campaign to disarm and obliterate all enemies of the state, who were invariably designated “Communists.”
The reason we have all heard about Newtown is because a mother taught her emotionally disturbed, sociopathic son how to use guns and carelessly allowed him free access to them. How in the future can we prevent this from happening again? Liberals don't want to take all of your guns. We know how important they are to you. We want to prevent what occurred in the Lanza family from repeating itself in another family. And, for God's sake, don't let sociopaths have access to firearms.
Yeah, she 'let him have access' by being killed by him. She shouldn't have done that. Bad conservative, bad.
Perhaps, if the liberal media didn't glorify these shooters, we wouldn't have a rash of copycats soon to follow each one. And if he hadn't found the gun, he would have found something else. So the liberal logic moves ever onward.
meanwhile nbc editing stuff to make it look like one father getting heckled.
hard to deal with.
thanks for posting this RS.
Wow. Powerful stuff. What a good man and a great parent - he totally gets it. You just know his son was never going to turn into the sort of monster these gun laws are "supposed" to prevent. Good parenting and a prevailing culture that recognises right from wrong is the answer. RIP James.
Wow...that was a hard testimony to get through. I had to pause it just to get myself back in check. Whoaa! Anyway...parenting and civility was once a common occurrence in America. What happened? Progressives are what happened. Disagree? There is nothing else that entered society but progressivism that is now on the scene boiling rapidly that was only simmering since 1913.
Mr. Mattioli, how right you are. I would only add the govt isn't interested in solving the problem but controlling the population. Thank you for speaking out and may God be with you and your family.
Mark appears to be logical, he gets it.
Mark should consider running for a public office. Someone that thinks versus reacts serves society much better then those with agendas or emotional reactions.
Parenting and dealing with the insane. Anyone in education knows the incredible amount of crap the system has to provide to keep kids with the new alphabet soup of disorders "safe" - to hell with the other 37 kids in the class' "rights" to not have to wonder if Johnny's IEP and Behavioral Plan will keep him from stabbing them with a pencil today.
It has gotten out of control. I agree that the answers to fix it are complicated...but seriously, loonies and totally violent misfits have more rights in the current system than the "law abiding" and civil student. My DIL was body slammed by one of the darlings the other day in the class room, so I am a little prickly about the subject.
I absolutely understand why you are prickly. I saw this, made me want to vomit.
OMG...I hadn't seen that story. Seriously, one of the kids she deals with is every bit as crazy as that one.
We are a family of educators...it's my future daughter in law I'm talking about now. I worked for Indiana Rehab years ago as a living skills instructor. The mental health facilities were basically emptied and closed and everyone was scrambling to "assimilate" people into society. It was basically just another very expensive gov't boondoggle. I do hope that some were truly helped. Many were like this boy...not fit for society. We kept them drugged to the gills and occasionally had to call the law in because we were not allowed to subdue....same with teachers.
I actually found this on Bing searching for the one I saw in a tweet but haven't found it yet. Our mental health system is broken, children are deemed ADHD and drugged because parent(s) won't properly raise and discipline them.
This would be no surprise to people on this site that know I don't hold back, but I had said to moms chatting on their cell phones in stores and ignoring their children to hang up the d@mn phone and communicate with their children. And frankly I don't care about the stares.
I'm so sorry your friend has to deal with this, what a shame that she dedicated her profession to educating and receives this for her effort.
Having been body slammed by a couple of the little sweeties myself, I can totally give your post a thumbs up. I don't know which I found more frustrating - the teacher who consistently tried to push a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD/ODD/PDD/Aspbergers for the kid she couldn't keep quiet - or the system that pushed what might have been a good teacher to the point that medicating every boy seemed like a good idea...
And the educational system is now humiliating a 5 year old for a paper gun, suspending elementary school children for playing cobs and robbers all the while black on black crime in Chicago, DC and Mpls is ignored and guns are blamed.
The whole Sandy Hook argument is a straw man. The (so called) 'assault weapon' was left in the car, he killed all those kids with hand guns.
Don't worry though the hand gun ban isn't far behind. ;-)
Max. capacity 5 round revolvers will be next. Of course there are a few of them around and I wouldn't mind having one. ;-)
I've got an S&W .44 mag and that thing in the video is an even bigger piece of 'hand artillery'. That sucker will drop a Hippo with a couple decently placed shots. ;-)
Just for reference, the bullets are about the same size of a double A battery.
take this with grain of salt
Seized inside the school:
#1. Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round magazine
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This is the first I heard anything about a shot gun? Of course that doesn't fit into the (so called) 'assault weapons' mantra, so I'm not surprised. ;-)
yeah it was the picture near the trunk that had everyone, including me, wondering. then media misreporting everything did not help.
I've been trying to nail that down for a bit myself and found that link posted at twitchy by someone today.
so don't feel bad :)
Note that it was not sufficient to write "30 round magazine"? They intentionally added "high capacity" for emotional effect. Like there is such a thing as a low capacity 30 round magazine?
Note also that they say nothing abut the pistols' magazine or their capacities.
We know they are out to take away our AR's and we know why.
The left is very good at there word games. Take for insistence the use of "Assault Rifle" . Most people probably think the "AR" in AR-15 stands for assult rifle when in fact it stands for the maker of the rifle. i.e. Armalite
yeah, I notice very few state that the 30 round is also actually the standard magazine for the M16 (at least it used to be) and the others are called reduced or something.
Just remember, fellow veteran, that making guns illegal and TAKING them are two vastly different actions. One of them the government can do easily. The second one, I believe, is completely impossible. I'll stand right at your shoulder on the skirmish line when the federal troops head out to confiscate weapons. We may not win but it will cost them dearly in lives lost and money and time.
It will be an honor to stand at your side and put rounds down range.